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Change the Display Name in Google Groups

April 6, 2015Category: IT
By default, the groups you're subscribed to show your user name (e.g. the first part from your email address -- before the @ symbol). To change this to show your full name (if you want it), follow the steps below: Click on the group's name Click on Members (on the right on my screen) Click on your…

Old Stuff - Dell X200 Battery ACPI

April 4, 2015Category: Hardware
Recently I've found an old USB stick, with some information dating from 2003. One of the things I found is an AML on how to get ACPI to show the battery status properly. Here it is , in case it helps someone:

Rot Algorithm in Python

April 3, 2015Category: Software
A while ago I wanted to send a bunch of emails to building companies in order to get some quotes and/or information. Unfortunately, the website in question (pagesdor.be) doesn't provide emails in clear text to allow me copy/paste. Instead it uses a Rotating cypher algorithm (I guess it must be…

Old stuff - Homeworld 2 Cheats

April 3, 2015Category: Gaming
A while ago I played Homeworld . While I enjoyed most of the game, some levels were taking too long... Soo, I had this on an old stick lying around... Modify RU's This procedure involves editing a game file; create a backup copy of the file before proceeding. Use a text editor to edit the "persist…

Better Toast in Android

April 2, 2015Category: Software
In my previous post , I've presented a Toast solution via a Handler and a Runnable . While that solution was a nice one and serves pretty well, I still got an exception. Therefore, I've decided to implement a builder-type wrapper to cover all situations: Direct : just display a Toast…

GIS Sites in Belgium

March 26, 2015Categories: House, Project Management
TL;DR: Each province has its own GIS site. In the quest of purchasing the land, I've found out there are several layers of plans. The most generic ones are the Federal plans . They are very good for land delimitation and such, less for planning and zoning. The most specific ones are called " Plan…

Add Primary Key Column to PostgreSQL Table

March 23, 2015Category: Software
The other day I got a question: How to add a numeric PK column to an already existent table? A quick look on the net showed that it is indeed possible to add an auto-incrementing PK to an already existing table ( if you don't have already a PK that is! ). The code is quite simple too! The statement…

Eclipse Today

March 20, 2015Category: Random
Today was a solar eclipse, visible from Belgium. Unfortunately, being Belgium, it was cloudy :) So, here it's a better pic from a live transmission from Norway: Cool stuff!

Punchcard-ish Graph from Google Analytics Data

March 18, 2015Category: IT
The other day I wanted to see when users are actually using my website. The most obvious way (to me) is to have a github-like punchcard graph. My alternatives were to either write a program or use Excel. To cut a long story short, I chose to use Excel. If you have enough users, Google is enabling…

Tweak LEDs and Buttons on a Synology Box

March 17, 2015Category: IT
A while ago I got a Synology and I noticed that my baby is attracted by its blue LED button in particular and the blinking lights, resulting in pushing the power button multiple times etc.... Yes, I know, I should put the box out of his reach, and I thought I did... Then, i looked on the internet if…
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